***Important message to Students & Patrons***
Donna DeSimone's Monthly news & Updates
As a Dance Educator & Dance Promoter I would like everyone to know how deeply committed to the health and well-being of all my students and patrons of the Long Island dance community.
In-Person Group classes Guidelines
Group classes started the week of Tuesday August 4th: Will be limited in class size & schedule. Physical Distancing, face mask or Shield and contact tracing protocols is mandatory during class for dancers coming with a partner, Singles with assigned partners must wear a face mask temperature check & hand sanitizer will be required.**Please wear a face mask when entering the building.
Couples only. No singles allowed due to NO partner rotations in class until further notice. If you are a single you must bring a partner. Please contact me when you have a partner to reserve a spot in desired class if still available
SINGLES LOOKING FOR PARTNERS for Group classes:
I just want to make the guidelines clear for Singles without partners coming back to class
1. If you don't come with a partner I must find you one to dance with for entire class, we will not be rotating partners.
2. Everyone must wear a mask until further notice.
If you are looking for a dance partner to attend one of my classes please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 516 375-8498 with the class or classes you are interested in attending.
Fill out the questions below and send to me. I will give you information on a partner based on questionnaire response. If you have someone in mind but don't have their contact info I will get in touch with them to see if they are interested in attending class. I will not give out information on dancers without their permission.
Limited Class Schedule:$15.00pp pay as you go. Please bring a water bottle, hand sanitizer & small towel.
Because of our ever-changing situation due to Covid 19, class schedule might be cancelled or postponed to a later date. Must sign into each class for contact tracing protocols.
***Two New Group Classes starting Monday November 9th***
These classes require at least 6 months-1 year of training
Excalibur Dance Studio
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY 11747
( Bank of America Building : lower level)
6:00pm-7:00pm: Adv Beginner/slow Inter: Hustle
7:00pm-8:00pm: Adv. Beginner/slow Inter.: West Coast Swing
Private lessons for single or couple are also Available. Call for an appointment for
Old Bethpage & Melville locations
DancXchange" Club Night" dance party held at the Sons of Italy in Deer Park is on hold until further notice. It's a really tough time for many of us- mentally, physically, financially and more, BUT...everyone is looking forward to getting back to the dance floor, and when we do, just think of the fun we'll have! it will be great. So hang in there and don't lose hope, it's coming!
Stay engaged: If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me, I would appreciate your feedback. I look forward to seeing my students breathing life & energy back into the studio again!
Stay well, Miss You all!
2020 Dance Schedule
MONDAY classes starting November 9th
Excalibur Dance Studio ( Bank of America Building) lower level
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY 11747
6:00pm-7:00pm: Adv Beginner/ slow Intermediate : HUSTLE
7:00pm-8:00pm: Adv. Beginner/Slow Intermediate: West Coast Swing
TUESDAY held at:
Attitudes in Motion Dance Studio
756 Old Bethpage Rd. Old Bethpage NY 11804
Private lessons available from 4:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate Hustle
Tuesday 8:40pm-9:40pm: Intermediate Hustle
Wednesday held at:
Attitudes in Motion Dance Studio
756 Old Bethpage Rd., Old Bethpage NY 11804
Wednesday: 7:30pm-8:30pm Inter/Advanced Hustle,
Wednesday: 8:45pm-9:45pm: Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing
THURSDAY : Private lessons only
Excalibur Dance Studio,
290 Broad Hollow Rd. Melville NY 11747
Exit 49 North corner of Rt 110 & LIE North Service Road in
Bank of America Building Lower level
Private lessons available in all locations. Please contact me to make an appointment
Privates lessons by appointment only in all locations. Need 48 hr notice of all cancellations or will be charged for lesson.
Private lesson 55 mins.
1 person private: $75.00
2 person private $80.00
Group class is $15.00 pay as you go.
Group class discount: take 2 classes at regular price of $15.00 in one week all classes after that is $10.00. Group lessons run from 1 hour -1 hr 15 mins.
Donna has been teaching dance since 1976. Her knowledge of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Broadway Theater, Ballroom and Marital Arts has greatly influenced her Hustle & West Coast dancing with an athletic elegant style.
Donna Competed in Ballroom for 8 years and has many amateur and professional titles in Hustle, American & International Ballroom including USBC American Rhythm Champion.
Donna went on to choreograph for dance tours to China, Italy, Florida, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall (“Cole Porter’s 100th Birthday Celebration” and “An invitation to Dance” with the NY Pops Orchestra). You can also see her on Cable TV “Touch Dancing” with Alfonzo. Donna co-owned and operated a Ballroom Theater Company for 15 years under the name " Dance Odyssey Productions."
Currently Donna resides on Long Island NY where she teaches dance and runs monthly Hustle, West Coast Swing and Ballrooms dances and Dj's under the name “The DancXchange” in Suffolk and Nassau counties.
Since 1993 Donna has been the Ballroom Entertainment Director and agent for the “Stardust Dance Weekends” and Stardust Cruises.
Donna DeSimone holds many Championship Dance Competition Titles and is the recipient of Numerous Awards for her contribution to the Art of Dance
Her Credits include Theater work, television work, Choreography, and Event Production. Donna has a Lifetime of experience to share
Performing Arts Instructor in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater for over 3 decades. Dance expert in the Social Dances of Ballroom, Latin, Hustle and West Coast Swing. Entertainment Director for Stardust Dance Weekends since 1993.
Full Bio on request
1985 Virginia State Amateur Rhythm Champion
1986 USBC Rhythm Champion
1990 1st Place Zachary's Dance Contest: Mambo
1991 1st Place: Tri-State Dance Championships : Hustle/Mambo
2002 Swing Fling Hustle & West Coast Swing 1st Place
2005-2006 1st Place Professional Just Hustle :
"World Hustle Championships" Hustle Congress
2006 1st Place Theater Arts Hustle : "Hustle Congress"
2006 1st Place: Hustle Congress Team Challenge
2010 1st Place Hustle Congress :
Long Island Dance Force Hustle Champions
2017 1st Place Hustle Congress: Long Island Swustle Team
In appreciation for taking Social Dancing to a new caliber and your promotion of it by example to the Hustle World at large. For your iconic presence in the World of Dance.
2007 IHSC: "Augie & Margo Rodriquez Award presented by Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow
2010 Hustle Congress: " Inspirational Icon Award" presented by Lori Brizzi
2011 World Hustle: " Christopher M. Nardone Award" presented by Diane Nardone.
2017 Dance Talk Magazine on line poll won title of "Favorite Female Hustle dancer"
2018 Stardust Ballroom Productions: 25 Years of Service for Outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence
2018 Disco America "Hall of Fame Award"
Presented by Donna Boyle & Joyce Szili
2019 Dance Talk Magazine voted
" All Time Favorite Hustle Dancer"
Monthly Sunday Dance Social
ON Pause until further notice due to Covid 19
Host, Instructor & DJ Donna DeSimone
Playing Latin, Ballroom, Hustle, West Coast Swing & Country Two Step
Complimentary 45 min Intermediate Hustle lesson from 6:30pm-7:15pm
Admission $20.00 includes:
Cash bar, Convenient location with plenty of free parking, Snacks: Fruit bowl, cheese platter, Veggie platter, dessert, coffee, tea & more.
Meet & Greet Social dance mixer
No dance in April, May 3rd: co-host Louis Del Prete, June 7th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th
All inclusive Ballroom Dance weekend
122nd Weekend Getaway
Friday- Sunday June 19th-21st 2020
Rooms starting at $495 double occupancy , your rate includes
7 meals, Champagne Cocktail party, Wine Reception
Open bar Cocktail Party & Smorgasbord
Special 5 course Dinner -Saturday Night
Over 50 Dance workshops
Dancing during Lunch & Dinner
Night & Day Dancing to 4 Great DJ's
Saturday Night Theme Parties
**Check back for updates due to corona virus**
mention Donna DeSimone when booking your reservation
COMPLETED: CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DANCE CRUISES
All inclusive Ballroom Dance Cruise Dance XVII
10 Night : Western/Northern Caribbean Cruise
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 4th-14th 2020
Fares starting at only $930.00
Over 50 hours of workshops
35 hours of planned social dancing
Fabulous meals & buffets
Broadway shows, Theme Nights
Dance hosts for single ladies and more!
please mention Donna DeSimone when registering.
CANCELLED DUE TO Covid 19!
Stardust 2020 Destination Cruise
September 4th-13th 2020
8 Days /7 Night Cruise & 3 Day /2 Night Land .
Departure Port: Barcelona, Spain
Itinerary: Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Napoli, Palermo, Ibiza
Land Destination: 3 Days/2 nights in Barcelona, Spain
ALL Rates Inclusive Cruise/Hotel/Excursions
rates for double occupancy starting at $3,197
Deposit: $400 per person per cabin
Final balance Due May 22nd 2020
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